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Where are you located? If you're in the US and you're only paying that much, and cheaper, I'm super jealous. Here, I'm paying .178/KWh, and it's tiered. Can go up as high as .262/KWh.

The average in the USA is .124/kWh. Location obvious the biggest dependent. I'm on the east coast paying .08 atm. I haven't mined in a few years so...
     
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post #252 of 437
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Upto 20% slower overall.

The 470 has 10% less cores than the 480.

I don't have a 470 and haven't seen numbers for the 4GB version yet. The upto 20% is my guess (which should be fairly accurate).


Also, the 480 goes upto 9Ghz with older driver.

Ah ok. Was thinking you meant because of memory speed solely. I just realized the pic I was looking at wasn't a 470 anyway, was a 480
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Where are you located? If you're in the US and you're only paying that much, and cheaper, I'm super jealous. Here, I'm paying .178/KWh, and it's tiered. Can go up as high as .262/KWh.

Oklahoma. And actually that might not be completely accurate. I'm at work right now and can't look on my bill and looking it up online I'm getting conflicting numbers. Somewhere between .0573 and .084, they don't have any date listed on one document and another is for 2015 so idk if it's older or more recent

Edit: for first 1400kWh. Subsequent kWh I see between .068 and .098 on these docs
Edited by tkenietz - 8/5/16 at 10:34am
post #253 of 437
For those that are desperate, there's XFX is in stock at newegg and Jet.com. I guess these are the new, lower power 290/390 as stated earlier in the thread.
Edited by bucdan - 8/5/16 at 11:07am
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Time to replace my kid's GTX 580.
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I'm really considering getting 2 470s, if I run them with my 7850 I estimate 55-60mhs, could pay for them in about 3 months at $200 each. Does that look right?
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Time to replace my kid's GTX 580.

Give the kid your 680 and you the 470 you mean? thumb.gif
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You cant make money with 480 right now. It's like 50-60 USD without electricity. You will never make the money back and degrade the card.
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You cant make money with 480 right now. It's like 50-60 USD without electricity. You will never make the money back and degrade the card.
If I tried mining I surely wouldn't make any money ($0.32 Kwh highest tier). But if someone doesn't pay much for electricity, why shouldn't they mine? If people made money with 290s, 290x's, they shouldn't have any issues with a card that uses a lot less power consumption.

It really depends on your area, and mine is crap for electricity costs.
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If I tried mining I surely wouldn't make any money ($0.32 Kwh highest tier). But if someone doesn't pay much for electricity, why shouldn't they mine? If people made money with 290s, 290x's, they shouldn't have any issues with a card that uses a lot less power consumption.

It really depends on your area, and mine is crap for electricity costs.

The difference is you make a lot less now. I mined with 2 x 7970s and 2 x 290X until about 1 month ago. That is with free electricity. I make ~ $200 USD a month. The downside is no gaming, heat in the house, card degradation and unstable crypto pricing. The last 2 months I made $0 because price dropped from $20 a coin to $11 a coin. $200 seem like a good deal but it really is not when you compare it to $700 3-4 months ago. You also have to consider the system you power these cards cost money.
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You cant make money with 480 right now. It's like 50-60 USD without electricity. You will never make the money back and degrade the card.

How much you pay for hydro if you actually have to pay for it? Even at 15 cent Canadian on average I still make decent money. I'm dual mining SIA, the second coin pay for electricity, Ether pays for the bills.
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